Diego Costa claims he’s not wanted by Chelsea FC
Costa apparently looking for a new club after Antonio Conte tells striker he’s not in his plans
June 8th, 2017
Diego Costa played a pretty vital role in ensuring that Chelsea won last season’s Premier League title, although the striker doesn’t look to have a future at the London club.
The Spanish international claims that he’ll have to find a way out of Chelsea this summer after being told by Antonio Conte that he isn’t required next season, with the Italian apparently keen to bring Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge.
Costa has had a successful three seasons at Chelsea, winning two Premier League titles and scoring 58 goals in 199 appearances, although he’s often been a liability for the Blues and his ill-discipline has proved costly on more than one occasion.
“My relationship with the coach has been bad this season. I suppose I’ve had a bad season so I can’t go on,” Costa said.
“I’m going to be honest, the other day, Conte sent me a message saying he does not count on me for next season, so I’ll have to find a way out.
“I love living in Madrid, but I have to think about my future. It’s complicated because I cannot go four or five months without playing. I have no preference for a league, I just want to play.”
Costa famously clashed with Conte during the 2016/17 season when a training ground clash led to the striker missing the next Blues game, although he was swiftly back in.
However, it appears as though he might have played his final game in a Chelsea shirt.